Grey’s Anatomy: What The BLEEP Was That Episode About?
Wow, I’m glad I DVRd last night’s “Grey’s,” because about the thirty minute mark I couldn’t take it anymore and started fast forwarding. In case you missed it, the entire episode was Callie and Arizona centered. Callie went on trial for a medical malpractice suit involving an olympic snowboarder who came to her for a hip replacement, and ended up with two amputated legs after an infection set in. While the court found Callie not negligent by the end of the episode, we know she was as she didn’t get a letter from the experimental hip replacement people saying the trial had been suspended due to complications that had been causing infections. Can we just discuss how utterly ridiculous that in this day and age a major medical company was sending such vital information out by snail mail alone? I get the actual letter is likely needed legally as a matter of record, but one would assume they would have also made a call and/or send electronic communication given how important it was to stop any further surgeries.
We also learned that before their marriage blew up due to Arizona’s cheating that Arizona was attempting to get pregnant so they could have a second child. However it didn’t pan out, she lost a baby very early on and gave up on the idea as she couldn’t take anymore losses in her life. Was this storyline somehow supposed to tug at our hearts? Make us start routing for Callie and Arizona again? For a moment it actually did make me have a glimmer of hope . . . but then I remembered that Arizona has just become such slime. By the end of the episode Callie, after a heart to heart with her dad, went to Arizona’s hotel room. She told her that she realizes she made a one time mistake, a lot of things were going on in their lives, but she’d like her to come home so they could start to work on things. After Callie left, Arizona told Intern Kate, who was hiding in the corner in nothing but a bed sheet, that she should get dressed and go home . . . . NICE! I can’t wait until Arizona finds out about this. Yeah, I think any hope I had for them is long gone sadly.
Spoilers for the next episode after the jump . . . Things aren’t looking good for our girl Bailey!
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Grey’s Anatomy: Crumbling Lives and Relationships
“Grey’s” has been really dark and unhappy lately. While the show has always been a bit morbid, I think we are in need of an uplifting episode stat! It just seems like watching the show is a depressing drag because of what is going on as of late.
Christina and Meredith’s war has gotten so out of hand, and it’s really sad to see that they may not be able to repair their fractured friendship. I have been on Meredith’s side up until this episode. The fact that she wouldn’t let Christina use her awesome 3D printer to save a baby’s life really annoyed me, even more than Christina waiting until the last minute to ask Meredith if she could use it. Boooooo! I loved Alex telling her that she’s a good surgeon, but today she was a crummy doctor!
Arizona is still caring on her affair . . .fling . . . whatever with Murphy. Really? So they are really just gunna end Callie and Arizona like this? I was pissed at Callie, but deep down hoped they might work things out. However it doesn’t look like that will happen.
Ben returned to Seattle, giving up his surgical internship because he missed Bailey. She was thrown for a loop by his return, and then a surgery involving a colon turned her into an OCD mess as she worried about another MRSA infection. By the end of the episode she seemed to be completely falling apart. What’s up with Bailey? Please don’t lock her up in the psych ward!
The one light aspect of the show seemed to be that The Chief has his gumption back and now wants to get out of his bed and better.
Spoilers for the next two episodes below!
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Grey’s Anatomy: Frustrated!
It’s been a few shows since I blogged about “Grey’s.” Part of the problem is I’ve been busier than hell, part of the problem is this show is really frustrating me this season! Some thoughts on this, and the other main stories below . . .
First, it seems like for a change Meredith and Derek are the only ones happy on the show. Shocking I know! Everyone else just seems miserable. It’s not making for a fun experience.
Now that Owen is dating, Christina is predictably jealous and upset that Owen isn’t telling his new girlfriend about his amazing ex-wife. Is she for real? Of course she is, if she’s not tooting her own horn she expects everyone else too.
Christina and Meredith’s friendship is strained after Christina told Meredith that she was just not as good of a surgeon as she was, and that’s okay cause she has a family now and her priorities have changed. In the most recent episode Meredith finally fired back at her, telling her that she can have it all even if Christina chooses to eschew being a wife and a mother as second best to being a surgeon. She basically let Christina know she’s projecting her own insecurities about her failed relationship with Owen onto her.
Meredith has set out to take up an old project of her mother’s for her research project, but she was afraid to tell Christina about it because she didn’t want to hear Christina tell her it was too ambitious for her and that she couldn’t do it. Meredith was out to prove her wrong and show Christina that she could be every bit as good of a doctor as Christina is and her Sainted Mother was. I don’t understand why Christina holds Ellis up on such a pedestal as she was a pretty crappy mother and human being.
Joe learned that a patient that checked into the ER was in fact Alex’s long lost father. She did a DNA test on them both without Alex knowing to confirm it, and Alex hasn’t been happy to have found his long lost jerk of a dad. Therefore he’s taken it out on Joe, ignoring her and blowing her off. In the latest episode it looked like he and his father might have a chance at reconciliation, until his dad proved to still be a dead beat who has abandoned yet another small kid with his latest wife. Alex knocked him out, and when his dad saw the rage in his eyes, it seemed he finally realized just who Alex was.
Callie seems to be out to reclaim her life back. Yo go girl! Arizona meanwhile seems to have learned nothing, having some fling with that one intern whose name I can never remember and usually confuse with Joe. She fell for Arizona, only to be shot down by Arizona. They just seem to be making Arizona’s character more and more deplorable. She’s become the new Alex of the show! It’s funny as she used to be the one who lectured Alex on his behavior with interns at one time.
The chief has at least stop wallowing in self pity and is using his situation to teach the interns, who technically are now second year. However he’s still being pretty miserable to them.
Finally Ross is spiraling out of control over the guilt he feels about Brooke’s. He’s detached himself from Derek and chosen to work with Christina instead. Wow he must really feel guilty if he is putting himself in that kind of situation! I don’t feel bad for him though . . . I still want Brooke’s back!
Spoilers for the next two shows below.
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ABC October 2013 Spoilers . . .
A few more spoilers for some upcoming ABC shows. I am going to try and jump into “Scandal.” I watched last week’s “Season 1 and 2 recap show,” but haven’t seen the season premier yet. I watched about five minutes of “Betrayal” and was bored by it. “Revenge” I haven’t even tried again either. I’m also doing my best to stay into “Agents of SHIELD” but it’s sadly losing me.
On “Once Upon A Time,” Tinkerbell arrives, and has a past with Regina of course.
On “Castle,” a hostage taker will only talk to Richard Castle.
On “Agents of SHIELD,” a mysterious woman with powers emerges.
On “Nashville,” Teddy plans to marry Peggy, who he thinks is pregnant.
On “Once Upon A Time In Wonderland,” Jafar and the Red Queen are at war! (Why is Jafar there?)
On “Grey’s,” Stephanie meets Jackson’s overbearing and overprotective mother. Run girl!
Read on for the full spoilers.
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Grey’s Anatomy: Is It Too Late To Get Brooks Back And Give Up Richard?
This week’s “Grey’s Anatomy” annoyed me more than the premier I think. Richard was alive, but was not fighting to survive. He was content to waste away and die, rejecting a feeding tube while knowing he was unable to eat on his own without choking on his food. Bailey continued to let him do this, assuming he’d have an “ah ha” moment and snap to. I think there was also an authority issue there, she felt it wasn’t her place to tell him what to do. I think there is also residual guilt over how she last spoke to him before he got electrocuted.
Meredith came in to deal with him, only to find Ross had taken Richard to task and let him put the tube in. He told him it would be easier to have him do it now instead of having to let Meredith or Bailey do it. Richard was still furious though, and told Meredith he had picked her in his will not because he thought of her as family, but because he thought she could make the hard decisions to let him die if need be, something he knew Bailey wouldn’t do. However he was wrong about her. He pretty much just tore her down and went on with his pity party. Can we trade Richard in to get Brooks back? I hate that she basically died for nothing at this point. I hope someone will point that out to him eventually.
Other going-ons, Arizona is trying to get back in Callie’s good graces, but it’s not seeming to work. Apparently she thinks she can fix what she did by putting on a sexy dress? Callie originally agreed to try counseling with her, but later told Arizona that she couldn’t do it just yet. She did however feel that Arizona needed to go by herself, that she needs to fix her problems before they can fix their problems.
Owen and Christina are officially over it seems. Christina told him that they need to try and date other people because it’s too easy for them not to move on. Owen agreed to try. You know the minute she sees him with another woman she’s gunna flip!
Joe and Alex are actually happy and having sex. The best part of this episode was Christina finding out they hadn’t been having sex, and she teased him mercilessly.
Grey’s Premier . . . . Shonda Rhimes You Are Not George R.R. Martin!
After watching “Glee,” (thoughts on that premier later/tomorrow) I then went to my DVR to catch up on “Grey’s” before moving on to watch “Parenthood” (which I have yet to get to). I am just so mad right now! Shonda Rhimes who do you think you are? This is not “Game Of Thrones!” You are not George R.R. Martin! You do not have to kill off every character people fall in love with!
As this was a two hour season premier, I can’t begin to cover everything that happened. Therefore I’ll just give the quick run-down of the big events and then my thoughts . . . .
- Richard, as you may recall, was electrocuted while turning the power back on to the hospital. Bailey sent Ross to look for him, but he was so jealous of Brooks working with Derek that he told her that she was told to go find him, so that he could steal her patient. Brooks found him, stepped in water and got electrocuted. Brooks died, and after much work by Bailey, Richard lived.
- Callie is in no mood to talk to or forgive Arizona for her cheating. She moved out, took the kid and has moved into Derek and Meredith’s place for the time being. By the end of the episode she agreed to let Arizona take the baby for a few days a week, but she did not know where they stood.
- April made her plea to Jackson that she loved him. He stewed on it before lashing out at her. He told her she never wanted him when she had him, now that she has a guy who wants her, she is afraid and sabotaging it. He told her this is her problem, not his, and basically to deal with it. He suggested she go with the other guy, which she did.
- Ross was wracked with guilt, and by the end of the episode offered to go with a group of firefighters and paramedics who were risking their lives to save people in the storm. The other interns followed them, because “Ross is their people.”
OMG . . . where to begin? Shonda Rhimes how could you kill off my Brooks! She was the best damn intern of all the new interns! I’d rather see all the others dead if she could live. Grrrrrrrr! I’m so mad. How can you save Richard, but kill Brooks. Grrrrrrr! I get that this is “good story telling” on some level, but right now I just want Mousey back!
Arizona needs to shut her fricken mouth right about now. She made this big plea to Callie about how taking the baby away and moving out like she did was wrong. “I didn’t want a child until you made me want one” she told Callie. “I didn’t want to get married until you made me want to . . . what a mistake that was!” was Callie’s awesome response. Arizona, you just shut your mouth. Be grateful Callie is letting you see the kid at all. You need to just go! Go back to Africa and your work!
Jackson also made me want to smack the pretty off his face in this episode. How dare he lash out at April the way he did. Apparently he has completely forgotten about the pregnancy scare, their talk of marrying, and then his “Well we dodged that bullet” comment when it turned out she wasn’t pregnant. I think Jackson’s speech was WAY more about himself than April. Now April is gunna marry medic boy, and we all know that will be a huge failure.
Aww how touching of the other interns to run after Ross at the end because “they are his people” . . . that’s Meredith and Christina’s saying you turds! Let Ross die! They don’t know what he did, and when they find out what he did, I wonder if they will continue to be his “people.”
Damn you Shonda R.R. Rhimes!
ABC/NBC September/October Spoilers . . . . Plus Other Show Musings
Still trying to 1) get accustom to the fact that Fall TV has started and 2) figure out everything I’m watching this year!
I haven’t decided on “Betrayal,” and I’m over “Revenge.” I meant to try and watch “Scandal” this summer but never did and don’t want to jump into it in the third season . . . Maybe I can still at some reasonable point catch up via on demand/hulu as I know the first season was only 8 episodes.
On other networks, I actually enjoyed “Elementary” last season on CBS, at least when I was able to catch up on shows. Thursday nights are just too full as is, so I would watch them on demand later on. I missed the premier of “Hostages” on CBS, I’ll catch it on demand, though I don’t know if it will really grab me. They’ve moved “Hawaii-Five-0″ to the Friday death slot. I never covered it on here, and now I fear this is likely the final season.
On NBC I do plan to keep watching “Revolution,” even though last season irked me so badly. “Parenthood” and “Grimm” I of course adore.
On Fox of course is “Glee” and I think I’m probably adding in “Sleepy Hollow.” I just have to remember to DVR it!
Looking forward to “East End” on Lifetime.
Below are ABC and NBC show spoilers for those I know I plan on watching. Mini-spoilers before the full blown ones!
On “Grey’s Anatomy,” this is Christina’s last season, and possibly others. Richard is still alive though! Also the 200th episode with a big fund raiser ball.
On “Nashville,” Rayna’s in the hospital, Deacon’s in jail, Juliette’s all about herself. A new head at the record label will turn everything upside down though.
On “Agents of Shield,” watching the pilot right now and trying to figure it all out Spoilers for the next two episodes though.
On “Once Upon A Time,” the search for Henry in Neverland is on. A new Robin Hood and the Little Mermaid are appearing in the first two episodes.
“Once Upon A Time In Wonderland” premiers. Alice tries to find a way back to Wonderland after coming home and everyone thinks she’s insane.
On “Parenthood,” Hank returns to town to surprise Sarah, and Amber’s troubled boyfriend moves in!
On Revolution,” it’s a whole new world after last season with Rachel flipping the switch. What that means . . . not sure. We know they didn’t all explode though!
Read on for the full spoilers . . . .
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Grey’s Anatomy Finale: Well At Least Meredith and Derek’s Baby Didn’t Die!
In this years finale a huge storm hit Seattle, and when everything goes wrong in the OR then doctors call it a perfect storm. Yeah, that was Meredith’s voiceover intro to this episode.
When the power went out, the back up generator at the hospital ended up blowing at the most inopportune time. They also learned they didn’t have enough spare batteries for all their machines . . . oops! Yup, the perfect storm, with a real one going on outside.
A bus ended up crashing in front of the hospital, and a bunch of people were trapped inside and flood waters were rising. Jackson risked his life to save a little girl trapped in the bus. For a moment we thought he died, as the bus blew up. But there were thirty minutes left, so this was just a red herring. He was alive, but watching him almost die made April realize he was who she wanted. She told him as much at the end of the episode. She wanted him, she wanted him to give her a reason not to marry the medic . . . (who proposed in the previous episode).
Meredith of course picked now to go into labor (well Shonda picked now). Not only was there no power, but she would need a C-section as well. The baby survived, but Meredith started to have complications due to her fall in the previous episode prior to her water breaking. She knew what was wrong and had to guide Ross through what to do. He was nervous to do this without someone else there. Meredith made it worse when she told him not to use lifesaving measures on her, she didn’t want to be left a vegetable. However when she passed out, Miranda overcame her fears to help Ross save the day. Miraculously Meredith and the baby wound up okay!
Alex finally told the intern he loves how he feels. Eh, I’m over this story at this point.
Christina realized Owen would never be happy with just her, no matter how much he claimed he would. She finally broke things off with him. I’m so depressed about this! I loved them together and hoped Christina might come around to adopting an older child or something. But, she is staying true to herself.
Arizona cheated on Callie in the previous episode with the new doctor she was working with. Callie figured it out when she saw they had on each other’s scrubs . . . This lead to a huge blow up between Arizona and Callie. Arizona blew up at Callie screaming she wasn’t on the plane, she doesn’t know how it was. Callie said she lost Mark in that crash, she almost lost her. Arizona cried she lost her leg, the one thing she told Callie not to do was cut her leg off. Callie can’t believe it still comes back to that leg. She told Arizona she did lose something else in that crash, her wife! Frankly I now loath Arizona. She can’t blame the crash, Callie or her leg for cheating . . . that is all on her!
Near the end of the episode the generator started back up, thanks to someone tinkering with it. But it also blew again and someone was left electrocuted. The final shot showed us it was Chief Weber! Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! Is he dead? Unfortunately he probably is. It’s not a finale of “Grey’s” unless someone dies after all.
Grey’s Anatomy: Poor Bailey!
So this past week more of the shiz hit the fan in the crucifixion of Bailey. Jackson, seeking to protect the hospital, called in the CDC, which basically began a witch hunt and Bailey was to be burned at the stake. It seemed like Meredith was the only one on her side, and she led the charge to stand by Bailey. I loved this!
Bailey overheard The Chief talking to one of his patients, who was timid about having their son have a life saving procedure at the hospital of death. He basically threw her under the bus, saying the cause was one doctor who is not working and every OR has been cleaned and verified. She was hurt, and left before he told one of the interns that this wasn’t Bailey’s fault, it could have happened to any one of them, but he needed to calm them down.
Later when Bailey was cleared, she was relieved, but hurt. The problem was the gloves she used, bought by Pegasus of course. They lead to her obtaining a staff infection without her knowing. I wonder if this will mean more trouble for Owen? However she was not able to forgive Chief Weber. She lashed into him. She said she stood by him when he was a drunk, when he was cheating on Adele, and he couldn’t even stand by her. It was powerful stuff! Go Bailey!
Other things going on. Joe is moving on with the Douchebag Dr, and Alex has finally realized he’s in love with her, but losing her. Meanwhile the kid Owen has been watching over, well his mother ended up dying. He’s now in the care of his grandma, who is probably not capable of watching him. Christina is realizing how much a kid means to Owen, and that she’s going to lose him over it.
ABC May Sweeps and Season Finale Spoilers!
Below are a ton of spoilers for ABC shows for May Sweeps (which begins tonight!) through the season finales. As with last year, “Once Upon A Time’s” finale is under tight wraps. There are huge hints in the two-hour two-part finale thought . . .
On “Once Upon A Time,” well the two-part finale is clearly Pan-centric. Most people are expecting it to come out that Bae is also Peter Pan.
On “Castle,” the season ends with Beckett questioning her relationship with Castle. No new turn of events with the Senator nor her mother’s case it seems . . .
On “Body of Proof,” it seems we won’t see the season finale of this till later, given its late mid-season start.
On “Nashville,” it seems the drama between Teddy and Rayna comes to a head and involves the girls. Will Deacon learn he’s a daddy?
On “Grey’s Anatomy,” a disaster closes out this season. You know it’s not a season finale of “Grey’s” with out some kind of disaster. This year it seems to be some kind of monsoon.
Read on for the full spoilers . . .
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